Father Matthew shares an interesting story about losing water at his guest house and the potential cancellation of Thanksgiving. But, as the Lord always does, a solution arose and Thanksgiving plans were saved. The conversation then shifts to a caller’s question about civil ceremonies and church weddings, specifically in the context of different countries like Mexico. The answer highlights the importance of recognizing both legal and religious aspects of marriage. Later, another caller seeks guidance on the responsibilities of Godparents and how to fulfill those duties as their godchildren grow into adulthood. Lastly, a heartfelt call from Jesse reveals struggles with sin and doubts about God’s presence. Father Matthew reassures Jesse of God’s unwavering love and encourages him to seek healing and reconciliation through confession.
- Liz – Why is it not allowed to do a civil wedding and then later a Church wedding?
- Ann – What are my responsibilities to my adult godchildren?
- Jesse – I gave myself to the Lord about a year ago. I have felt the Holy Spirit twice since then. I have committed grave sin and felt the Holy Spirit leave me. What should I do? (13:21)
- Aaron – How do I look for a spiritual director? (24:37)
- Carol – Luke 22:28-30 seems to say that the Apostles will also be judging. What does that mean?
- Rosa – I am in RCIA and my professor said that attending a Vigil Mass is the same as going to Mass on Sunday. Is that true?
- Joanna – Our Church bulletin was advertising a yoga studio. I brought it up to my pastor, who hasn’t taken it out yet. What should I do?
- Judy – What is the problem with Christians being baptized again after leaving the Catholic Church? Why do the Jews have the book of Isiah if they don’t believe Jesus is the Messiah?
- Deborah – What do the prayers for the dead do for our relatives even if they turned their backs on God?